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Heritage Buildings

The development of Herston Quarter will protect and promote the site’s heritage values by allowing for the adaptive re-use of existing heritage buildings.

Iconic heritage buildings will be reinvigorated, preserving Brisbane’s health heritage and building a new health future.

The heritage buildings in the Herston Quarter include the:

  • Lady Lamington Nurses’ Home
  • Lady Lamington North and South Towers
  • Lady Norman building, and
  • Edith Cavell building.

Lady Lamington Nurses’ Home

The Lady Lamington Nurses’ Home was the first significant work in Queensland by celebrated architect Robin Smith Dods. A multi-million restoration will be undertaken to restore the building to its original use as accommodation for students and linking it through to the Lady Lamington Towers.

Lady Lamington Nurses’ Home

Lady Lamington North and South Towers

The Spanish Mission style Lady Lamington North and South Towers were constructed between 1936 and 1939 to provide additional housing for nursing staff working at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

These buildings will be upgraded to provide student accommodation in the upper floors of the southern and northern towers, linked to further student accommodation in the adjoining Lady Lamington Nurses’ Home.

Lady Lamington North and South Towers

Lady Norman building

The Lady Norman building is a late Victorian L-shaped two-storey timber and brick hospital ward building, which was established in 1896 as an extension to the children’s hospital.

This building will be repurposed as a flexible workspace for health-related commercial uses.

Lady Norman building

Edith Cavell building

Constructed in 1922 to accommodate nurses supporting the expanding children's hospital, the Edith Cavell building presents impressive views across Brisbane's northern suburbs.

The Edith Cavell building will have its openings to the south on the first and second levels reinstated, and the fire shutters, which are later additions to upper levels of the north façade, removed. The setting of the garden and its stone walls to the north will be enhanced and is planned to be used as part of a relocated and expanded, publicly operated childcare centre, to be located at ground level.

The upper floors are planned to be adapted for use by health-related commercial businesses.

Edith Cavell building

More information about the use of the heritage buildings is available.

Public space

High quality public spaces are critical to creating an appealing environment for people to live, work and visit.

At the Herston Quarter, Australian Unity is planning a multi-million dollar investment to create a variety of attractive, accessible and comfortable new public spaces for visitors and residents to enjoy.

Key public spaces planned for the Herston Quarter include the Spanish Steps, Lamington Place, Herston Square, the Entry Plaza, the SRACC Forecourt and the Green Heart.

More information about the public spaces that will be developed is available.

Public space

More information about the use of the public spaces is available.

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